February 25, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 35
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 19 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:12:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:06:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:13:00 16 3/04 19:19:00 16 0h 6m 4h 7m 10.20 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:27:00 16 3/05 01:32:00 16 0h 5m 6h 8m 4.89 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:27:00 16 3/05 09:16:00 16 2h 49m 4h 55m 8.14 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:35:00 16 3/05 16:33:00 16 3h 58m 3h 19m 9.05 30
Rohn 3/05 20:34:00 16 3/05 20:45:00 16 0h 11m 4h 1m 8.71 35
Nikolai 3/06 10:50:00 16 3/06 14:51:00 16 4h 1m 14h 5m 5.33 75
McGrath 3/06 21:23:00 16 3/06 21:28:00 16 0h 5m 6h 32m 7.35 48
Takotna 3/07 00:09:00 16 3/08 01:13:00 15 25h 4m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 03:46:00 15 3/08 03:52:00 15 0h 6m 2h 33m 9.02 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 14:16:00 15 3/08 18:55:00 14 4h 39m 10h 24m 7.02 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 06:00:00 14 3/09 14:00:00 14 8h 0m 11h 5m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/09 21:08:00 3/09 21:20:00 13 0h 12m 7h 8m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 09:11:00 13 3/10 09:23:00 13 0h 12m 11h 51m 3.12 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 14:33:00 13 3/10 18:39:00 12 4h 6m 5h 10m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 12:00:00 12 3/11 15:26:00 12 3h 26m 16h 21m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 22:19:00 12 3/12 00:19:00 12 2h 0m 6h 53m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 08:28:00 12 3/12 12:41:00 11 4h 13m 8h 9m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 20:34:00 11 3/13 01:02:00 11 4h 28m 7h 53m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 09:27:00 11 3/13 17:27:00 10 8h 0m 8h 25m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 00:52:00 10 3/14 00:53:00 10 0h 1m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:10:58 10 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22